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51st Consolidated Regiment, Tennessee Infantry

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51st Consolidated Regiment, Tennessee Infantry


Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 51st Tennessee Infantry Regiment consoldiated with 52nd Tennessee Infantry April, 1862 to form 51st. Consolidated.  [1]

"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit. [2]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

  • Company A - Captain N.A. Wesson - A consolidation of "A" and "B", 52nd Regiment.
  • Company B - Captain J.A. Russell - A consolidation of "B" and "K", 52nd Regiment.
  • Company C - Captains Andrew N. Wilson, James F. Franklin.  Later cavalry commanders.  A consolidation of "C' and "F", 52nd Regiment.
  • Company D - Captains S.D. Barnett, William H. Brown - A consolidation of "H" and "I" of 51st Regiment.
  • Company E - Captain John W. Estes - A consolidation of "H" and "I" of 52nd Regiment.
  • Company F - Captain J.C. Hudson - A consolidation of "D" and "F" of 51st Regiment.
  • Company G - Captian S.E. Sherrill - A consolidation of "H" and "K" of 51st Regiment.
  • Company H - Captain Thomas C. Campbell - A consolidation of "A", "B" and "G", 51st Regiment.
  • Company I - Captain O.D. Weaver - A consolidation of "C" and "E" of 51st Regiment.
  • Company K - Captains J/G. Thomason - a consolidation of "E" and "G" of the 52nd Regiment.  [3]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,734 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Tennessee in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Tennessee in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Tennessee, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Tennesseans in the Civil War, 51st Tennessee Infantry Regiment, (accessed 30 Dec 2011).
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  3. Tennesseans in the Civil War, 51st Tennessee Infantry Regiment, (accessed 30 Dec 2011).